The first “Taken” was a genuine surprise. Liam Neeson was a nice bit of casting for the role of Bryan Mills – which drifted his career into a new direction – and it brought some pretty tasty action to boot, but the sequel was poor.
Now the casting has arrived for the third, “Taken 3”, and it’s been reported via Deadline that Maggie Grace, i.e. the girl who gets taken from Neeson in “Taken,” is set to reprise her role one last time. There’s been no plot details yet, but I think there might be a slight chance that someone will be taken. Just a thought. Let’s hope that the threequel can get back some of the thriller aspects of the first, rather than just parodying it like the second one did.
With the film set to shoot next month, it’s slightly worrying that the film only has two cast members signed on thus far. Famke Janssen is almost definitely going to star, and there was a rumour of Forest Whittaker being in the film when the film was announced. Casting needs to get a move on if it’s going to meet it’s shooting schedules.
Maggie Grace has starred in “The Twilight Saga”, “The Experiment” and “Lockout” and is set to appear in “Relative Insanity”, “We’ll Never Have Paris” and “About Alex”. She’s also heading to Wall Street in an untitled CBS drama alongisde Charlie Cox which is being produced by John Cusack.
More on “Taken 3” as we get it.